Monthly Archives: August 2014

Evening stroll

Life in rural Thailand is pretty uneventful. We arrived in Phanat Nikhom on Saturday morning, and spent most of the day just relaxing and recovering from the 11-hour bus ride from Chiang Mai to Pattaya (where Eid’s brother lives). For … Continue reading

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Up a tamarind tree

Yesterday, Eid was admiring the gourds growing near the farmers market; this morning, she was up in the tamarind trees in the same area, collecting unripe tamarind pods to add to a spicy/sour chili paste.

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My queen on her throne

This was taken not long after Eid had surgery to remove a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. For a month after the surgery, we were making visits to Thepanya Hospital (about 20 minutes drive from our apartment … Continue reading

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